Connect with us

Thailand

Thanathorn says he’s ready to be the next Thai PM

Thaiger

Published

 on 

image
image

PHOTO: Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

“Thanathorn added that he would not talk to Prayut while he was head of the junta.”

The Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit says he’s ready to become the next Thai PM and highlighted the campaign “Thailand 2X” that promotes equality among Thais and to make the country fit to compete with others.

The party launched its ‘vision announcement’ after the Election Commission approved its registration application last Friday. Future Forward now has legal status as a political party. The party stresses that it will field candidates in all 350 constituencies and that it was here to stay for the long term.

Regarding the party’s pro-democracy stance, Thanathorn said that FWP (Future Forward Party) was ready to negotiate with anyone as long as they could agree to their democratic terms.

The ‘non-negotiable’ issues were opposing any attempts by the current regime to retain power, amending the Constitution and reversing the coup’s legacy.

“Politics is all about negotiation. As long as they can accept this bottom line, we can talk,” Thanathorn said.

Although the NCPO has delayed the election several times, the FWP leader says he believes the election would take place early next year following the junta’s latest promise.

“The regime would not be able to explain another postponement of the election to the people.”

The party also welcomed the pro-junta Palang Pracharath Party, which launched its opening on Saturday, with members connected to the ruling regime including current incumbent ministers. The opening partly confirms speculation that General Prayut Chan-o-cha would be backed as a prime ministerial candidate in the next election.

Thanathorn said that if Prayut were interested in politics, he should be clear about it so voters could make a decision. The former automobile executive said he was ready to join a prime ministerial debate with all candidates, including Prayut who last week challenged him indirectly to a debate over the country’s future. But Thanathorn added that he would not talk to Prayut while he was head of the junta.

FWP secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul said he welcomed the forming of any party to offer a choice to voters.

However, like other politicians and critics, Piyabutr said every party should be treated equally. As it took FWP nearly a hundred days before the EC approved it status, Piyabutr said he was waiting to see how long it would take for Palang Pracharath to complete the same process.

Considering the competitive advantages that Palang Pracharath may have because of its connections with the ruling regime, Piyabutr said the government should not push any policies now that are bound to a future budget.

Thanathorn says he's ready to be the next Thai PM | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Thailand's largest online portal for news and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)56 mins ago

UPDATE: Latest news on Omicron – what we know

Tourism15 hours ago

Songkhla prepares for tourism across the Southern land border

Thailand16 hours ago

French expat being denied re-entry to Thailand over repeated criticism of the Thai monarchy

Sponsored2 days ago

CBRE recommends top 5 luxury condominiums in Phuket with fantastic locations

imageimage
Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

COVID-19 SATURDAY: 6,073 infections, 32 deaths, provincial data

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

Omicron causing concern, Thai authorities ban travellers from 8 countries

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Thailand’s nightlife venues and bars told to keep closed until January 16

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Protests20 hours ago

Amnesty International under investigation for defending activists

Coronavirus (Covid-19)23 hours ago

New Covid-19 strain named “Omicron” and a variant of concern

Thailand24 hours ago

Entertainment venues will not open before January 16

World1 day ago

“Omicron” – a new Covid variant triggers travel alarms as flights disrupted

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 days ago

Vaccine passport soon to be made digital and issued for free

Bangkok2 days ago

Bang Sue Grand Station to use only Pfizer and Moderna vaccine

Thailand2 days ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand purchases Covid pills, Democracy summit snubbs Thailand | Nov 26

Phuket2 days ago

Phuket traffic police deny Facebook accusal of targeting tourists

Thailand2 days ago

CCSA hints that some bars and nightclubs could reopen before January 16

Thailand2 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism9 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending